New York, NY (November 17, 2005)–Stratosphere Studios has been busy lately, with sessions for Ethan Hawke’s new film, based on his book The Hottest State, a Katrina Benefit record, remixes, and album projects. Jesse Harris has been in producing and singing on tracks for The Hottest State, and Norah Jones and Willie Nelson are also lending their musical skills to the soundtrack. Tom Schick has been engineering sessions at Stratosphere, with Hawke overseeing the recording. Meanwhile, Michael Stipe and Joseph Arthur recorded and mixed tracks for a Katrina Hurricane Benefit Record. Producers on the album were James Iha and Stipe, and Geoff Sanoff served as engineer.
James Iha has also been remixing some tracks for Ladytron and Stella Starr, with Sanoff again engineering. And, a new dance act on Warner Bros., Men Women and Children, were in mixing with Gareth Jones and engineer Rudyard Lee Cullers. Quintus worked at Stratosphere as well, doing demos with Eli Janney producing and Sanoff engineering. And, Steve Osbourne was in mixing a Brookville album with Cullers engineering.